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Garden Paint Colours & Ideas

Discover more about houseplants with expert Jane Perrone. There's also plenty of advice on painting garden walls and garden fence colour ideas.



Take it outside with our top tips and garden paint colours

White Brick Garden Wall Behind Outdoor Seating and Plants

Episode 6 of the Let’s Colour Podcast brings our second series to a close. Although we’re sad to say goodbye (for now), we’ve had an absolute blast chatting all things colour and sharing our top decorating tips with you.

So, as things are looking a little brighter for everyone, we’re taking our final episode outside. Exploring the wonderful ways that you can use garden paint colours to bring out the best in your outdoor spaces.

We chat to journalist and gardening expert, Jane Perrone, who shares her tips and tricks on houseplants. And Dr Dulux has garden fence colour ideas to inspire your exterior makeovers.

Listen and subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. What did you think of the series? Leave a review to let us know.

Colour Lookbook: garden paint colours and trends

Garden Fence Colour Ideas - Dark Green Slatted Garden Fence On A Deck

Your garden is an extension of your home, like a fifth room. And it’s where we’ll be spending a lot of time with our loved ones over the coming months – if the weather holds out!

So, it’s important to show your outdoor space as much TLC as you would the inside of your home. Here’s a round-up of the garden paint colours and garden fence colour ideas that we discuss in episode 6.

Painting fences

Urban Slate Garden Fence Behind Plants in Brightly Coloured Pots

A fresh lick of colour or preservative on your fencing can breathe new life into your garden and create the most amazing backdrop.

When painting your fencing, we’d recommend Cuprinol Ducksback. Its weather-resistant formulation restores and protects your fences for up to 5 years. And when it comes to garden paint colours, you can’t go wrong with Cuprinol Garden Shades.

Steph chose Urban Slate for her fencing. A dark grey with a hint of blue that really makes the greenery in her garden pop. When painting the garden fence we recommend trying a split wall effect as shown above.

Find the perfect colour for your fencing, along with some tips here. Here’s some tips on how to paint a garden fence with the Cuprinol range.

Painting garden walls

Garden Paint Colours - Grey Painted Garden Feature Wall With A White Circle

There’s nothing stopping you from bringing interior design ideas outside. Feature walls work anywhere, whether you’re painting garden walls with blocks of colour, arches or geometric shapes.

Follow the link to find out more about these paint effects or listen to previous episodes of the Let’s Colour Podcast for inspiration.

Learn how to tackle brick and masonry painting and discover the garden paint colours you should be using. 

Creating outdoor entertainment spaces

Multifunctional Outdoor Room With Dark and Neutral Decor

Your garden can also be the perfect place to entertain, if you make the most of it. You’ll find lots of ideas here to help you get into the spirit of summer.

Why not create an outdoor kitchen for alfresco dining? Or even go as far as creating an outdoor cinema? An outdoor bar is always a good idea for the summer months, too. Our friends at Cuprinol can show you how to make your own – all it takes is a lick of paint, a wooden pallet and a little imagination. When you’ve finished, don’t forget to reward yourself with a tipple! 

Refresh planters and outdoor furniture

Micro Makeover - Pallete Table With A Lime Top On Garden Decking

This is a great way to add splashes of colour to your outdoor space, and it won’t cost a fortune. Plus, the right paint can act as a barrier against the elements.

You can get top tips and tricks for painting furniture, here. But most of all, remember to have fun! When choosing garden paint colours, we recommend using coastal greys with accents of yellow. Calming greens make for a wonderful haven too.

As well as fixing up tables and chairs, why not spruce up your planter? Check out this Micro Makeover from Dulux for inspiration.

If you have any leftover garden paint, Marianne can bring some magic to your flower pots. Learn how to make a family friendly fairy garden here, or an Air Bee and Bee here.

Wooden Solitary Bee Hotels on a Black Garden Fence

For top tips on painting masonry, external wood and metal surfaces, turn to Dulux Weathershield. As we mentioned in episode 5, Dulux Weathershield Masonry Paint promises to protect your home against all weather conditions for up to 15 years. It’s available in a fantastic range of classic and modern colours too, explore them here.

Dr Dulux: painting garden walls

White Painted Brick Wall Behind Seating and Outdoor Plants in Pots and Dolly Tubs

Marianne popped on her paint-splattered coat for the last time this series, here’s her answers to your decorating dilemmas.

A Let’s Colour Podcast listener asks Dr Dulux: “I’ve got a garage which is partly in my garden, set back from my house. I’d like to paint the garage wall that faces into my patio, which products and colours should I use?”

It’s important to use products that are weather resistant when painting garden walls, such as Dulux WeatherShield.

Its Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint is formulated with a Stay Clean technology that protects against dirt and mould for long lasting colour and finish. Plus, if you experience flaking, peeling or mould staining as long as you live in your home, you’ll get your money back!

Garden paint colours like Jasmine White, Ash White, Pale Slate, Green Ivy are great for outdoor spaces. But steer clear of blinding colours and true whites.

When painting, make sure your wall is clean before you apply any products. Use a dry masonry brush or a masonry roller. Clean up the edges with a smaller brush. You will probably need two coats of exterior paint.

Download the Dulux Weathershield Guide for more inspiration.

Dr Dulux: garden fence colour ideas

Garden Fence Colour Ideas - Dark and Light Colour Block Fencing
A Dulux UK Instagram follower asks Dr Dulux: “I want to get my garden Summer ready, and I am thinking about painting the fence. I don’t want to paint it brown. Do you have any colours that you might suggest?”

Cuprinol Garden Shades have been designed to work outside. There are lots of garden paint colours to choose from, including neutrals and brights, all of which will help to cheer up your garden.

For a modern and striking looking fence, try gorgeous blues such as Iris or Beumount Blue. Or if you prefer more traditional garden paint colours, choose Old English Green or Willow – you could even have a combination of the two, they work beautifully together.

If you have a small garden and want it to feel bigger, paler colours like Natural Stone, White Daisy and Pale Jasmine will open up your space. 

Special Guests: Jane Perrone

Jane Perrone - Indoor Gardening and Houseplants Expert

For our outdoor special, we really enjoyed chatting to Jane Perrone. Jane is a freelance journalist, presenter and producer of indoor gardening podcast: On the Ledge Podcast. She’s also written for The Guardian and RHS Magazine and is crowdfunding a book called Legends of the Leaf.

So, if there’s anyone who knows about gardening and houseplants, it’s Jane.

In the episode, Jane explains why it’s important to observe your garden all year round and reveals where’s the best place to start when maintaining your garden. She also shares her expertise on creating colour combinations with plants, as well as tips on how to keep houseplants alive.

If you want to find out more, you know what to do!



Jane Perrone also revealed her favourite colour with us, possibly the happiest shade on the planet, and most definitely the brightest way to end our second series.

Listen to Series 2, Episode 6 on your favourite podcast platform or follow this link.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all our lovely listeners and special guests who’ve helped made this series an absolute joy to create. We’ll be back for series 3 of the Let’s Colour Podcast soon – make sure you subscribe, so you don’t miss out.

In the meantime, have fun refreshing your outdoor spaces and entertaining your nearest and dearest – we all deserve it!

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